John Geubtner - Gig Harbor, Washington

Treated 2002 • Posted 2003 

This is one patient’s account of his first day of proton treatment ...

Hello, from California - my two-month temporary residence!

I arrived in Colton, California, late Tuesday afternoon, the first of October. After finding my apartment complex, I filled out necessary rental paperwork, and went to my apartment. It’s comfortable, fully-furnished, and less than five miles from Loma Linda Medical Facility, where I receive treatment.

Bill Mihok - Williamsburg, VA

Treated 2013 • Posted 2017 

"... I found the physics behind the proton technology fascinating: The Bragg Peak radiation theory, the cyclotron physics, and the beam steering technology ... Amazing!"

I was diagnosed with prostate cancer in January 2013. My PSA tests were elevated for two years prior to this, however I was still shocked and in denial when I received that diagnosis. 

Jennings Raff - Citrus Heights, California

Treated 2002 • Posted 2002 

“Loma Linda's goal is "To Make Man Whole" in all respects. I felt emotional peace in their hands and that peace continues!!!”

My name is Jennings Raff; I am 71 years of age and completed my Proton radiation treatments at Loma Linda on October 1, 2002. My Gleason Score was 6, PSA 3.8 and is now .0!

Doyle Rogers - Hanford, California

Treated 2002 • Posted 2002 

“I started this treatment undecided if it was right, knowing that with His guidance it would be.”

John P. Ebin - Longboat Key, Florida

Treated 2002 · Posted 2003

"A quick call to Joe. 'Hi, John. How are you?' 'Not so good, Joe. A little case of PCa!' 'No big deal!' says Joe."

Eldon Palasek - Fullerton, Nebraska

Treated 2001 • Posted 2002 

“From my very first call to Loma Linda I have been very pleased with the information and help I received. From finding housing to all aspects of the treatment, everything was very positive.”

I was diagnosed with prostate cancer on September 22, 2000. My PSA was 6 with a Gleason of 4+3, or 7. After proton treatment my PSA was 0.1 and after the four-month check up 0.11. After the second checkup at eight months 0.1, and the same after my third checkup at one year.

Bob Foster - St. Croix, USVI

Treated 2003 • Posted 2003 

"The stranger who overheard my conversation with the nurse and told me about Loma Linda and Proton treatment was Ambassador Joseph Verner Reed, Undersecretary General for the United Nations, former proton patient and member of the BOB!"

A rising psa can be dangerous to your health. Anyone with prostate cancer knows that. Hopefully my testimonial will help people learn how problems can develop if you put too much trust in the wrong doctor.

David Leighton - Foresthill, California

Treated 2009 • Posted 2011

When David's radical prostatectomy failed, he chose proton treatment to go after the cancer cells the surgery had missed. 

Proud to be aboard the Brotherhood. This is an outstanding program. I am a solid believer in the "Proton," and your organization is right on track getting the message out to all those in need. Keep up the good work! Early detection and Proton treatment is the way to go!

10-17-95, the prostate biopsy came back hot in the upper left quadrant of the prostate.

Homer Lamborn - Redding, California

Treated 1996 • Posted 2003 • Updated 2009

"My PSA has remained at the 0.3 level and I feel just fine."

A short note from one of your newer members but someone who was "beamed" in 1996. In the spring of 1996, while I was living at Tucson Arizona, I was scheduled for Prostate surgery at Mayo, in Scottsdale. I had a PSA of 10.8, a T2c stage, a Gleason Score of 7 and biopsy confirmation of cancer throughout my Prostate.

Ron Parker - Pollock Pines, California

Treated 2002 · Posted 2003

“I share my experiences with many, both here at home and away, in hopes that they too may enjoy the positive results of life renewal. I would like to express my appreciation to the BOB and all who so openly share and support each other. LIFE IS GREAT.” 

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The Purcell's fairy tale life came to a halt when the doctor diagnosed Pat with prostate cancer. Little did they know that 25 years earlier, a doctor 1,200 miles away risked his entire career to pioneer proton treatment with virtually no side effects. “Against All Odds” follows a couple’s desire to fight cancer and unveils the historical account of a doctor’s passion to discover a better treatment option.

Watch the "Against All Odds" video.


 

"I have not spent one dollar on medicines or follow-up procedures in my 13 years post-proton treatment."
- Wayne Swartz, BOB Member
"You owe it to yourself and to those who love you to safeguard your quality of life. Surgery will not do that ... proton therapy can."
- Jeannie Chase, Spouse
- Warren Johns, BOB member
"15 years have passed since exposure to the penetrating power of the proton and the superb medical skills of the 'beam team.'”
"The procedure was a breeze. It has been 10 years and I feel GREAT.”
- Tom Wright, BOB member
"As long as I live, I will do everything I can to spread the word about proton treatment.”
- Jim Tuggey, BOB member
"I am celebrating 8 years post-treatment with no recurrence, no side effects, and not one more penny for medications."
Robert T. Gore, M.D. F.A.C.O.G.

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Proton Therapy Advantages:

· Less damage to healthy tissue
· Non-invasive, painless

· Outpatient setting
· No recovery time
· Lower chance of recurrence
· Few, if any, side effects

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